Books I have read recently

  • Shirley by Charlotte Bronte — I'm reading a giant biography of the Brontes "Wild Genius on the Moors" By Juliet Barker (amazing!! but I'll post on that when I finish) So I'm reading each novel as it's discussed in the book. I loved Shirley. I have to agree with the critics that it is a slow painful start and it does take about 150 pages till we meet the title character Shirley. But besides that, it is so well written. Caroline Helstone’s angst is beautiful and poignant. And knowing that the last third of the book was written after Emily & Anne died explains so much about the change in the book. Charlotte likes to fix her world by writing about it and in her version the sick heroine recovers where her sisters did not. I definitely recommend Shirley for the Bronte fan. Don’t skip it.
  • A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas --- It took me a couple chapters to really dive in but after that I was in love. I had read somewhere that it was based on Beauty & the Beast, which is great. What I did not know is that it is a retelling of one of my favorite fairytales: East of the Sun, West of the Moon!!! What a treat when I discovered that. I love that story. It's whimsical and the girl saves the day which I love love love. Sarah does a beautiful job of it and I can't wait for the next one!!
  • Miss Buncle’s Book by D. E. Stevenson —What a little treat. My mom gave these books to me for my birthday and there are so much fun. It’s a light easy read and it made me chuckle.
  • Shadow Study by Maria V. Snyder— I adore her soul finder books. I’ve been reading them for years. She builds beautiful strong women and sweeping romance. Her magic system is unique and I want to live in her world.
  • The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr and E. B. White — A must read for every writer. Thanks to Stephen King for the recommendation. It has all those little things that I had questions about and answered them quickly and succinctly. It’s not the funnest read but it’s helpful.
  • Click of Titles to go to the book's Amazon page

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Weddings are wewhered

I have been to a couple weddings lately and they leave me with a odd taste. It is difficult to explain if you don't feel it. I do not want to be married tomorrow but I want to be in that place in time tomorrow. Confusing? Basically I want to get in a time machine and have my wedding be now. This is going to sounds terrible but I almost don't want anyone to get marrried until I do. It's only fair, right? Shouldn't everyone have to have a long term/ long distance relationship before thet are ready to get married. It's only fair that everyone else should have such a epic struggle/ battle to keep love alive as we have had. I know it's not but some couples just seem to have it so easy. But this is me being dramatic and silly. I am so happy for my dear friends who have been recently wed. I wish them more happiness that they can imagine. I do not wish time to hurry. As contradictory as this sounds, I am not ready to be married. I have not started planning a wedding and I will not for some time. I do want to be done with school though. I know when that day comes it will be with perfect timing. Just some rambling from a girl.

P.S. The title of te blog is said in a Homestar Runner voice "weddings are weird".


Britt said...

hahaha Weddings ARE Wewhered! Love you more than life!

Anonymous said...

you dont ramble mud. Every word is like poetry that awakens my dreary slow from romanticless slumber haha love ya
Have you read my novela yet????

Anonymous said...

sorry I meant soul not slow........hmmmmm

Jennifer Marie said...

I don't think u are being a silly girl with rambled words-- I think u make perfect sense.

Luna said...

AWESOME picture haha i just noticed it......